Born into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids
The academy award winning documentary depicting the lives of child prostitutes in the red light district of Songachi, Calcutta. Director Zana Briski went to photograph the prostitutes when she met and became friends with their children. Briski began giving photography lessons to the children and became aware that their photography might be a way for them to lead better lives.
This documentary reveals that humanness can exist in even the most distressed of circumstances.
Um documentário forte e tocante. Digno dos prêmios que ganhou.
An amazing documentary that shows how much potential children have, regardless of their environment, when adults invest time in them and treat them with respect.
It's definitely mostly a white guilt film, but the heroic white lady's struggles are starkly contrasted by her ultimate helplessness in saving these kids. It feels like there's a very, very dark message at the heart of this doc - that this is, quite possibly, a world that simply doesn't want to change.
3.5 out of 5 (B)
Being made to watch this for school isn't enough for me to dislike it. The fact that it's muddled, uneventful and can't even be manipulative like most docos is enough for me.